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Old 09-06-2005   #1
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Fuel economy?

My Cinq Sporting (bought last week) is giving me terrible fuel economy. I filled it up for 23 and it only did 186 miles before I had to fill up again. My last car was a Clio which did 300 miles for 25 and the car before was a Micra which did the same. I had heard that Cinqs where meant to be good on fuel!
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Re: Fuel economy?

that is pretty bad... i get about 100 miles per 10 give or take, and that isnt driving like a granny either!!!

dont kno how that helps u tho!
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Re: Fuel economy?

The fuel economy will be related probably to your rough running. Re-check it when you get the car running perfect. Out of town at a steady sixty should give you 300miles+ no problem.

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Re: Fuel economy?

I have carefully removed the plastic cover from my mint condition cinquecento brochure to check out the fuel economy

The cinquecento s/sx should do-

42.6 mpg urban cycle
60.1 mpg at a constant 56mph
44.8 mpg constant 75 mph

The cinquecento sporting should do-

37.7 mpg urban cycle
60.1 mpg at a constant 56mph
44.8 mpg constant 75 mph

HTH

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Re: Fuel economy?

Did you fill the tank then do the 186 miles, then refill the tank with 23 worth of petrol. Or did you use the gauge. Cento fuel guages are only that, not instruments, and can vary wildly.

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Re: Fuel economy?

when i worked at thorpe park i was doing around 100 miles a day and would have to fill the tank up around once every 4 days. ive also done london to liecester and back on half a tank.

i also did 50 miles with the empty light on too.
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Re: Fuel economy?

summuts obviously wrong, my big fat, two litre marea does 350 mile on about 40 (which is 30 to the gallon,so.....) your cinq is doing the same fuel comsumpion as my marea
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Wow 60 mpg, damn next time im on the motorway im driving at 60. Especially if it gets my 15 more mpg than 75mph

I get around 250-270 miles from a tank 22 optimax only!!!.
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Re: Fuel economy?

Quote Originally Posted by rallycinq
Did you fill the tank then do the 186 miles, then refill the tank with 23 worth of petrol. Or did you use the gauge. Cento fuel guages are only that, not instruments, and can vary wildly.

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Yes, I did what you said above (first one). However, I realised I may have not filled it to the top the first time. All a bit complicated. This tank of fuel seems to be doing a bit better! Anyway, will get the rough running sorted soon (hopefully - it's going to my local garage on Monday) and then I'll see what the economy is like...
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Re: Fuel economy?

Check the plugs & leads, its amazing how much they can affect the performance & fuel economy!
Up until 2 days ago I was running Bosch super 4s & new(ish leads), both had only done 9000 miles but my economy & performance was getting worse by the week. I've now changed the plugs & checked the leads & the car is running fantastically again.
Cinqs seem to eat spark plugs so its probably worth just replacing them with some standard replacements (10 a set) every 6-7000 miles, rather than the expensive 20 + jobbies which will work nicely but fade away nearly as quickly.
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Thanks for the advice, but I replaced the plugs and leads only last week!
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Re: Fuel economy?

This doesn't really help you i know but i just got 218miles from 25.01
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This doesn't really help you i know but i just got 218miles from 25.01
Wow, that isn't too good either eh? My last car was a Renault Clio 1.2 and it got at least 290 miles from a 25 fill-up, and if I was taking it easy that would go up to around 310 miles. A Cinquecento should be much better than that
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Re: Fuel economy?

Not a standard cinq though (see Sig)
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Quote Originally Posted by tomandsophie
Thanks for the advice, but I replaced the plugs and leads only last week!
Did you do the air filter as well????
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